It’s been three months since the release of wireless headphones AirPods, and people still ask the question, “and if they are worth their money?”. The answer is Yes and no.
AirPods – in fact, it is an advanced version of the EarPods. The main reason for buying the headset is the convenience of connecting to Apple devices. It is a product, which, despite the seeming simplicity, a sense of the magic of Apple. You literally just open the charger case to pair with your iPhone. Could not be easier.
Transparent connection with Apple devices – that’s what distinguishes Apple from the headset “wireless” competitors. The experience of using Jaybird Bluebuds X2, the constant switching from iPhone to MacBook back and get bored very quickly, and as far as that the author of these lines was ready to use with the laptop a second pair of headphones, if only again to repeat this process. AirPods with chip W1 solves this problem.
Add to that the great battery life AirPods and the price of 11 990 rubles seems quite justified.
However, if you move away from the Apple ecosystem, then the price tag it is possible to calculate too high. The quality of the sound is comparable with AirPods EarPods for 2400 rubles. Thanks to the anatomical shape of the device keeps well in the ear. However, Apple does not offer covers for different ears, so AirPods can cause discomfort during extended wear.
Same Jaybird X2 sold with six pads and foam ear cushions in different sizes, but the “fins” do not allow the headphones to fall out even when jumping or sprints. They can be purchased cheaper 10 000.
What we have in the end: if you are the owner of Apple technology, you have iPhone and/or Mac, the choice in favor of the AirPods is fully justified. Otherwise, you can find a more affordable model with better sound.
Whether to buy AirPods – everyone can decide for themselves, depending on their income and the threshold for spontaneous purchases. It’s not exactly the most necessary, and even somewhat controversial in some moments thing, but very pleasant. The perfect gift for fans of Apple products.